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Goff, Christopher Dale – Primus, 2002

Describes an effort to incorporate standard composition exercises into a sophomore-level discrete mathematics class. Provides an example of how peer review can be integrated with a mathematical curriculum through the writing of proofs. (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Concept Formation, Critical Thinking, Higher Education

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Fleron, Julian F.; Hotchkiss, Philip K. – Primus, 2001

Proposes the introduction of dual seminars into the mathematics major, a first-year seminar and a senior seminar. Both seminars focus on critical developmental skills such as reading mathematics, writing in mathematics, proof, and recognizing the fundamental unity of the fields of mathematics. (Author/MM)

Descriptors: Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Proof (Mathematics), Reading

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Hathaway, Dale K.; Atkinson, David – Primus, 2001

Describes a one-semester, hour mathematics senior seminar course at Olivet Nazarene University. Explains how course assignments fit together to provide development of student mathematical maturity. (Author/MM)

Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Evaluation, Higher Education, Mathematics Curriculum

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Mastrangeli, Jean – Primus, 2001

Discusses experiences teaching senior seminar at a small women's college where the emphasis is on the writing process, practicing of presentations, and fellow student feedback. (Author/MM)

Descriptors: Females, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Reading

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Bolinger, Karen D.; Engle, Roger A.; Gendler, Stephen I.; McConnell, Michael J. – Primus, 2001

Describes a senior seminar as a capstone writing-intensive course with the purpose of introducing students to independent mathematical study. Discusses changes in the seminar over time that reflect changes in program emphasis and the interests of both faculty and students. (Author/MM)

Descriptors: Higher Education, Independent Study, Mathematics Education, Reading

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Bremigan, Ralph; Lorch, John – Primus, 2001

Describes the current practice of the senior seminar at Ball State University and reflects on how the seminar has benefited both faculty and student participants. (Author/MM)

Descriptors: Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Seminars, Student Projects

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Bernhardt, Robert L.; And Others – Primus, 1992

Describes the duties and attitudes of graduate teaching assistants who participated in a mentoring program, as well as the assessment of this program, which was instituted as a supervisory alternative to the lecture/recitation program through which graduate teaching assistants have traditionally accumulated the accreditation requirement to teach…

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

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Franzblau, Deborah S. – Primus, 1992

Details the planning and the outcomes for an undergraduate seminar course that introduced students to journal articles and graduate level texts pertaining to theoretical computer science. Included are useful guides for students that provide basic techniques for reading mathematical papers, and that lead students through the process of generating…

Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Computer Science, Higher Education